Colombian trunking operator Avantel is planning to submit an application later this month to modify its licence to include mobile network operating services. The move follows the passing of a law last week allowing trunking companies to interconnect with wireless network operators on an equal footing. The ministry could take up to six months to award a licence as it is still debating an appropriate price for a concession. Avantel, which currently has around 100,000 users, plans to target the corporate sector with packages bundling voice, data and internet access. Currently, 80% of its users also subscribe to a ‘regular’ mobile service, due to inhibitive interconnection rates.